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William Dennis Family Collection

Identifier: FMS-26

Scope and Contents

This collection, assembled by Mary Wright Dennis of Dublin, IN consists of genealogical materials, photographs, correspondence, account books, and other documents of descendants of William Dennis (1767-1847), a Quaker of Randolph County, NC and Wayne County, IN, especially his grandson Wilson Dennis (1814-1904) of Wayne County, IN.


  • 1840-1990

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open with restriciton.

Conditions Governing Use

Some materials may be protected by copyright. Permission to reproduce and to publish for commercial purposes must be requested from the Archivist.

Biographical or Historical Information

William Dennis (1767-1847) was a well-known potter in North Carolina before moving to Indiana in 1832. In 1813, amidst the slave culture in North Carolina, Dennis apprenticed an African American boy named George Newby to study the pottery trade.

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3 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Friends Collection and Earlham College Archives Repository